Originally Posted by Gammons Peter
I surprised there haven't been more comments about Sale in this thread. I think the general consensus among fans and media was that he would be back on the mound as soon as he came off the DL. He last pitched April 17th, it be be close to June by time he returns
With all the elbow injuries this year (even some that initially weren't diagnosed as being serious), maybe everyone is secretly scared for a worst case scenario and are perfectly fine with them taking their time. It does seem like it's a bigger deal than what they first let on though.